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Vermont’s unemployment rate remained at 2.8% in October

November 19, 2021 GMT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s unemployment rate remained at 2.8% in October, unchanged from the previous month, the state Labor Department said Friday.

The national unemployment rate for October was 4.6%, a drop of ten-tenths of a percentage point from September.

Around Vermont, the rate ranged from 1.2% in White River Junction to 2.6% in Bennington.

“As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont, it is important to recognize the incredible value these programs add to our economy,” said Vermont Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington in a statement. “Apprenticeships are industry-driven, high-quality career pathways, which allow participants to ‘learn while they earn’ and employers to grow their own talent pipelines.”

The Labor Department apprenticeship team can help if an employer wants to establish an apprenticeship program or a jobseeker wants to expand skills, Harrington said.